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The Resource Mr JW Lewin : painter & naturalist, Richard Neville

Mr JW Lewin : painter & naturalist, Richard Neville

Label
Mr JW Lewin : painter & naturalist
Title
Mr JW Lewin
Title remainder
painter & naturalist
Statement of responsibility
Richard Neville
Title variation
Mr J W Lewin
Title variation remainder
painter and naturalist
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Author, illustrator, printmaker and natural historian, John William Lewin created the first illustrated book ever published in Australia - Birds of New South Wales, in 1813. Featuring more than 150 exquisite artworks, Mr JW Lewin takes a fascinating look at Lewin's life and work, his place in colonial Australian society and the natural history craze that swept the world at that time. When Lewin arrived in New South Wales in 1800, the fledgling colony was by no means a favoured destination for artistic, ambitious Englishmen. Yet to Lewin, Australia was simply 'the finest country in the world', and it offered him the respectability and social standing he could never have found in England. Written by Richard Neville, Mitchell Librarian at the State Library of New South Wales, this book is a visually stunning testament to Lewin's artistic legacy Portraits of Blueit, native of Botany Bay, 1810 and Towwaa, a native of Jarvis Bay 1810; Yango Mungo, c1815, A native chief of Bathurst, 1820 annotation pending
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
QPPL
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Neville, Richard Anthony John
Dewey number
709.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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State Library of New South Wales
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  • Lewin, J. W.
  • Yango Mungo Y'eyango
  • Blueit
  • Towwaa
  • Artists
  • Ornithologists
  • Naturalists
Label
Mr JW Lewin : painter & naturalist, Richard Neville
Instantiates
Publication
Note
This book was published to coincide with an exhibition, 'Lewin: Wild Art', held at the State Library of New South Wales (5 March -28 May 2012). The production of this book, and the Library exhibition, was generously supported by the Belalberi Foundation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-260) and index
Control code
000048546971
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9781742233277
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)753243749
Terms governing use
State Library of New South Wales 2012.
Label
Mr JW Lewin : painter & naturalist, Richard Neville
Publication
Note
This book was published to coincide with an exhibition, 'Lewin: Wild Art', held at the State Library of New South Wales (5 March -28 May 2012). The production of this book, and the Library exhibition, was generously supported by the Belalberi Foundation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-260) and index
Control code
000048546971
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9781742233277
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)753243749
Terms governing use
State Library of New South Wales 2012.

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